The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 4, 2016

Houses, c. 1936

color woodcut, Sheet: 33.70 x 43.70 cm (13 1/4 x 17 3/16 inches); Image: 23.50 x 35.00 cm (9 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey in memory of Mabel A. Hewit 2003.366

Before a woodblock can be carved, the board is usually planed, scraped, and possibly sanded to make it smooth. The surface is not always prepared properly, however, and in Houses the shallow, evenly spaced, parallel vertical ripple marks made in the wood by a machine planer transferred to the paper upon printing and are particularly evident in the sky.

lower left margin, in graphite: Houses; lower right margin, in graphite: Mabel A. Hewit; lower left margin corner, in graphite: #1; inscribed, lower right margin corner, in graphite: 29 [This is inscribed by William Jurey]

CMA, June 26, 2010 - October 24, 2010: "Midwest Modern: The Color Woodcuts of Mabel Hewit," exhibited in the Prints and Drawings Exhibition gallery.

Main Gallery Rotation (Gallery 228): April 15, 2013 - August 12, 2013.

Library materials about Mabel A. Hewit (1)

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